"By the death of Mr
James Ross of Edinburgh, photography loses its oldest
representative of the profession; at any rate, in the north. The firm Ross & Thomson,
photographers to the Queen, was was
in existence long anterior to the introduction of collodion, and in the
"forties" they were renowned for singular excellence of
their view taken on albumen plates.
When Mr Thomson retired from
the firm, now many years ago, Mr Pringle assumed his place as a
partner, and the firm of Ross & Pringle was long favourably known.
By the removal of Mr Ross , who has attained the ripe age of
eighty-one, and whose death took place on the fifteenth of the
present month, all the partners of this once celebrated firm are now
[British Journal of
Photography - 29 May 1895, p.194]